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A New Place for Fashion in STL: Cargo Train Clothing Exchange

There is a new resale clothing and exchange shop coming to St. Louis. Enter Cargo Train.

During times like these where there is so much uncertainty with the economy, many are leery of spending money. More and more Americans are making due with what they have or not spending money at all. We check deal sites and watch for coupons and sales. We create budgets and stick to them. When it comes to frivolous spending on entertainment and even shopping for cosmetics, clothes, and other miscellaneous items, Americans are even more careful.

One St. Louisan wants to make that easier. Her name is Michelle Vargas. She’s an up and coming entrepreneur with experience and passion for retail. She believes in looking great, but not spending a fortune. A thrifty, price conscious shopper herself, Michelle doesn’t believe in paying full price when you get the same item or something very similar for half the cost.

That makes sense to me. I met with Michelle earlier this year and was pretty amazed at some of the items of clothing she brought with her and beyond shocked at what she paid for them. I wanted her to take me shopping with her so I could cut my clothing spending in half and still look fabulous. 

The beautiful thing about this is that Michelle is in the process of opening a clothing exchange company, sharing her passion for fashion with others. The store is called Cargo Train Apparel.

Unlike other resale shops, Michelle only accepts quality, gently used items that look and are high end. She has a good eye for spotting just the right piece that looks like a million bucks, but will sell it for far less. Customers are welcome to buy, trade, sell, and consign items. Michelle also has a knack for finding deals, giving her clientele a wider selection than found in other resale shops.

One of the other things that makes Cargo Train and Michelle so appealing is Michelle’s willingness to get involved. Perhaps I’m slightly biased because I met her in person. Her and I connected instantly because of several things. She loves St. Louis and wants to make a positive impact within the community. She also believes in getting involved and volunteering. I was ecstatic when Michelle agreed to be a designer for this year’s inaugural St. Louis Salvation Army Garbage Bag Gala. She did such a great job. But more importantly, her passion and need to help others was so evident. Cargo Train Apparel won’t just be another store. It will be an integral part of making St. Louis an amazing place to live and work.

Cargo Train will target the St. Louis University area, a perfect location for college students, university staff, and area residents. Michelle is working diligently to secure investors so she can move forward with opening her first store.

Anyone who wants to be part of this amazing venture is definitely encouraged to reach out to Michelle. Cargo Train needs investors at the moment. If you can understand Michelle’s vision and have a passion for success (and fashion) reach out to her via Twitter @cargotrain or by email cargotrainapparel@about.me

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Ryan Martin (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Thanks for letting everyone know! I just started following Cargo Train on Twitter.
Andreea Cojocariu October 19, 2012 at 05:11 PM
That is awesome Ryan! I'm sure they appreciate the follow!
Tracy Leaf June 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Cargo Train Apparel is going to be fantastic. Innovative and supportive of the community. :)

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